A UN body of independent experts today urged the Government of Morocco to further consolidate and advance the country’s decade-long achievements on equality and women’s human rights by establishing without delay the Authority for Parity in accordance with international standards.
A brave mother, Hadjara Oumarou, sat under a tree with her estranged husband, Oumar Sidik, outside their local village courthouse here in Chad’s Tandjilé District. Their 10-year-old daughter Amira (not her real name) sat between them.
The new reforms outlined in the June 2011 Moroccan constitution can be grouped in three major categories: separation of powers, independence of justice, and good governance. However there are other key reforms that have received less attention, but will have a major impact on Moroccan society, including a recognition of Morocco’s multicultural roots, a greater recognition of gender equality and more freedom of speech.
The disappointing results of the European Parliament mid-term elections reveal that this institution still has a long way to go for gender parity. In the aftermath of the reallocation of the internal leading posts of the EP that takes place in the middle of every parliamentary term, the EWL calls on political leaders to do more to ensure gender parity.
Immediately and unconditionally release anyone held solely for freely and mutually
agreed sexual relations and review all relevant legislation to ensure that no one may be held
solely on such grounds;
Isis International would like to thank the organizers for inviting us to participate in this panel on women and the right to water. We want to share a few experiences of women in the Isis International network. We are eager to learn from the other organizations here. We hope that together we can strengthen the struggle of women worldwide for the right to water.
Gender dimensions need to inform donors' climate change policy and programming from the outset. If they don't, donor governments, and their partner countries and organisations will miss vital opportunities to enable far more effective, responsive and sustainable climate change adaptation and mitigation, and to transform gender inequalities.
Gender equality is shrewd economics as well as a human right, the World Bank said on Monday in a report that showed countries with better opportunities for women and girls can boost productivity and development.
Tunisia’s lifting of key reservations to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is an important step toward gender equality, Human Rights Watch said today. The Tunisian government should next ensure that all domestic laws conform to international standards and eliminate all forms of discrimination against women, Human Rights Watch said.
ABAAD -Resource Center for Gender Equality and Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights recently piloted support groups of Iraqi refugee men and youth in Lebanon to engage men in addressing Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in their families and communities. This activity module was conducted in collaboration with Amel Association, Caritas Migrant Center, International Medical Corps, and the Norwegian Refugee Council in Lebanon from June to August of 2011, within Heartland Alliance’s SGBV program to provide services and support to Iraqi refugee survivors of SGBV.
BRASILIA, BRAZIL – In the typical dry and hot climate of Brasília, Brazil’s capital, voices of protest, amplified by megaphones, resounded throughout the city center last Wednesday as 70,000 people – mostly women – marched to demand more rights for women who work in forests and rural areas at the Marcha das Margaridas, or March of the Daisies.
Beirut – On 28th of July, 6.00 pm Beirut, Lebanon, will welcome the official opening of ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality. ABAAD, Dimensions, is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious civil association that aims to promote sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region through protecting and empowering marginalized groups, especially women.
The concept of nondiscrimination and equal rights for both men and women in all spheres of their lives as enshrined in the CEDAW Convention (1979) and all other Human Rights Frameworks generated a new realization and discourse in the Islamic world. The Universal Declaration on human Rights (1948) states in Article one that ‘all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights’. By ratification of these International human rights frameworks States parties are in obligation to domesticate these human rights standard in their own legal system.
The March 2012 issue of the international journal Gender & Development, (published for Oxfam GB by Routledge/Taylor and Francis) will look at Business and Enterprise. There is now growing recognition that business can – and must - be part of the solution to global poverty and inequality.
Flagship report from the UN’s new organization for women recognizes progress, but calls on governments to take urgent action to end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men in every country in the world.
The EWL submitted its response to the European Commission’s Stakeholder Consultation on possible EU measures in the area of paternity leave. In its contribution, the EWL highlighted how EU measures in the area of paternity leave would be an important contribution to moving towards an equal share of care work between parents, to a more equal sharing of paid and unpaid work between women and men, and to the promotion of gender equality.
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